Discussion in 'Internship | Training | Certifications' started by n090985, Feb 16, 2010.
please tell whether networking field id good or average?? doing CCNA course is enough ?
Now, after reading such questions, I believe one first needs to understand how to ask questions, so that the others who are willing to help you, need not go through lot of mental exercise.
Don't be offended by my response. How can one define 'networking field is good or average'? What works well for me may not work for you; which means one needs to define parameters for judgment.
Guessing from your question, you are interested in knowing whether you can get a stable job with a decent pay in networking without being bothered about what's involved in networking. I am also guessing you aren't bothered whether networking is really what you are passionate about. My first advise to you is to consider knowing more about networking. If it suits your interest; you may opt for certification in it. CCNA will just confirm that you know something about CISCO network administration; but it will NOT ensure that you get a decent job.
There is no answer to your question whether its good or average. If you are passionate about networking; its a good career. Otherwise, its just average as any other career.
I hope this helps.
The field is quite good if you have interests in it. Networking is vast and ever expanding as more people and businesses become more net centric. If you are able to do CCNA, then just take it. It covers the basics of networking as well as touching upon the usages of managed switches and routers (though admittedly more bias towards Cisco hardware). You'll learn a lot if you have access to Cisco hardware during this certification because it'll allow you to implement what you know in practical situations.
There are companies who sponsor their employees to take up CCNA, CCNP and even the uber expensive CCIE.
You can also opt to do CompTIA Network+ certification to just learn about networking in general. Its a good way to get up to track about the basics if your college degree barely covers it in its syllabus.
Like Biggie said, know more about networking. Its not just about plugging cables between devices or troubleshooting Internet connections!
sorry big_k for my mistake..
actually i am in final year of computer science student.. i am in great dilemma.. i know basic part of c,c++,core java... but not expert in that.. now i am not able to decide whetherto make these language strong, or opt for networking filed, or database or web devolpment.... if intreset is concerned than i like all .... likes coding also and all other i mentioned... can you guide me what should be more benificial for me.. in terms of job requirements and scope.... my colleges are not going and i am ideal these days ... please suggest something.....
so reply here...
I believe you are trying to play it safe by saying I like everything - and you make the right choice for me.
There are ample opportunities in every field for those who are masters at something and above average at others. Of course, no one except you can make a choice for yourself.
In terms of job requirements and scope: my answer remains the same. There are 1000s of jobs in networking, programming and web development.
I wish to know what's stopping you from focusing on your final year studies. Focus on the present than worrying about future.
but doing ccna is enough ?? i mean is it sufficient to get placement in company??
yaa if you want a networking engineer than its sufficient to do complete the cisco certified network associate course(ccna)
n i think future will be good in this field
it depends from where u r doing ccna
okk toh i think i should do network essentials course from jetking institue and apart to that i am making my c,c++ and java strong .... please tell is it ok to get place in good comapny ....
Networking is a great field - lots of choice
Dear, i really don't know what you understand by networking, and if someone says that after doing ccna you will get a job, please do let me know. It will solve lot of problem for the country. i will ask each and everybody to do ccna to get a job. which world you people live in. If you think doing a course will get you a job - god helps. Now answering to you on networking, one can have lot of options in this field. First plan what you want to be. Now when you speak about CCNA they are generally on a router level - wan level. now if you are looking for a job in a college lets say the college you are from - the network that you have in your college - what a ccna will do there. you need to handle or manage your proxy server - does ccna teaches that. you need block orkut and other stuff - ccna teaches that - so what is the ccna certificate will do if you dont know how to set a DNS server for your own department. Please understand what networking is - there are lot of place you can go. Lets say you want to be a person who will be responsible for the cabling job in your college - in that case you should go to DLINK they provide very good training in cable solutions - all fibre - cat 5.. all. now if you are looking forward to learn basic networking you want to know how to start a new domain how to host - how to manage go to NETTECH. they are good for basic lan networking and security for the same. now if you have the basic understanding, then you can look forward for WAN network and routers and stuff where CCNA will help you. But after all these what you need is hand of experience if some one says doing a course you will get you a job, i am sorry boss - something is wrong. if you are serious to start a career in networking let me know.. we can start with some simple question answer for you - to understand where do you stand as on date - and what is require for you. but again no one can guarantee you a job - if that happens we will solve half of the worlds problem. cheers!!!
@stupido... ya you have a good point.. but i know nothing about networking as such.. i am final year b.tech (cs) student.. actually i was confused between programming and networking fields on which to choose between them... so can you please tell what all i should do to be suitable for networking personnel...
Trust me networking is fun, i spent atleast 6 hours a day with my personal lan. I know its not possible for every one to create a personal lan that i have. But you can always start.
What you need to do is get your basic correct, do some research or study on the protocols available. Now with the new age cyber-crime there is lot more to offer in the field of Computer Networking.
If you want to start from very basics. i will recommend you to join one of the summer course offered by IMT Ghaziabad or by XIM Bhubnaeswar or BITS-Pilnai Goa. You will start from scratch, how to connect two computers, how to make the cable, how to configure and all. i will Suggest please search for NETTECH in google, you will get resources.
Good thing about XIM Bhubaneswar or all these Colleges will be you will get some of the best Professors in the Networking field. Like Dr. Gopal Nayak at XIM Bhubaneswar (he is now the Director of IIIT Bhubaneswar). Trust me spending some time with these prof. will make you understand where you should go, how you should plan your career.
I will suggest do a search on "Nettech" on Google you will get resources. and if you want to start now. i can help. but in that case, you need to study a bit, networking is fun - but the fun come when you understand the basics.
do a google search and let me know.
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